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The Department of Psychology offers graduate programs in clinical, industrial/organizational, and rehabilitation psychology. All graduate programs offer didactic, research, and applied experiences, following the Boulder Model of Scientist/Practitioner Psychology Training. An objective of this approach is to provide breadth and depth of training that will comprehensively prepare graduates to function effectively in post-doctoral training, industry, health care, and academia.

Admission requirements

The Department of Psychology accepts applications for Fall entrance only. Applications and supporting documents must be received by each program's deadline. Minimum requirements for admission include:

  • Bachelor's degree with 18 hours of psychology course work in experimental psychology and statistics
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum GRE: (verbal + quantitative) 308, (writing) 3.0 (not required for M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling)

Application Requirements

  • Completed application

  • $75 Application Fee (Paid as part of the online application)

  • GRE scores (institution code 1318, not required for M.S. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling)

  • All supporting information and documentation must be uploaded online as part of the application process, including:
    • Professional statement outlining academic and career goals, academic potential, and relevant research and/or applied experience. Statements should be less than 1,000 words and must be submitted in the online application. No emailed copies or hard copies will be accepted.
    • Three letters of recommendation (We prefer that you submit these online as part of the online application process.)
    • Transcript from each post-secondary institution attended (One copy which can be uploaded after the application has been submitted)
    • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (clincial psychology applicants only)

International Applicants only

Please do not submit ANY extra materials, this includes writing samples, thesis papers, books, etc. Your ability to follow these instructions will be taken into consideration during the admission process.

Graduate Deadlines

The Department of Psychology accepts applications for Fall entrance only,  except clinical psychology which accepts applicants for summer. The application deadlines are as follows:

January 15

Ph.D. with a specialization in Clinical Psychology

February 15

M.S. in Personnel and Human Resources Development

Ph.D. with a specialization in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

March 15

M.S. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Ph.D. with a specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling Education

All material must be received by the deadline date. Please submit the online application as early as possible. We cannot enter your supplemental material into our database until we have an application.

Attendance Costs

The most current per credit hour rate may be found here.

Request more information

Prospective clinical psychology students are interviewed by invitation only. Additional information can be obtained from the director of clinical training, Joyce Hopkins.

Students interested in the industrial-organizational psychology programs should contact the director of the I-O program, Roya Ayman.

Prospective rehabilitation counseling education Ph.D. or rehabiliation and mental health counseling M.S. students should contact the program director, E.J. Lee.

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